St James's Palace Stakes
(British Champions Series)
Group 1, Ascot 16:20
£500,000 guaranteed,
3yo only, 7f 213y, Class 1   
Tuesday 14th June 2022


1 Coroebus 10/11F
2 Lusail 28/1
3 My Prospero 4/1
11 ran NR: Checkandchallenge, Light Infantry
Distances: hd, shd, nk Time: 1m 39.42s (slow by 0.52s)

Coroebus became the 16th horse to complete the 2,000 Guineas/St James’s Palace Stakes double in the post-war period after edging a thrilling finish to the G1 mile contest for colts.
In what turned out to be a steadily-run affair, Coroebus was never too far away from the lead despite being locked in behind horses on the inside. However, the gap came when Lusail edged away from the rail in the straight and, although the classy son of Dubawi had raced a touch keenly, he had enough in the tank to battle his way to the front. 
The 10/11 favourite prevailed from runner-up Lusail by a head in a bunched finish, with a short-head back to third-placed My Prospero. The major eyecatcher of the race was Maljoom, who flew home from the back of the field to take fourth.
Coroebus is the second Godolphin horse to do the big-race double after Dawn Approach in 2013.

Trainers Quotes

Appleby said: “It was a tough, gritty performance. We knew coming into today that it would be a different style of race. I just wish the pace had been stronger. William just said Coroebus was taking him on the whole way round. Thankfully, the turn allowed him to have a breather.
“I felt it was class and determination which got us over the line there. Going forward, we'll have discussions, but I think the Sussex Stakes is an option along with the Prix Jacques Le Marois.
“I'm sure it's a discussion we would like to have in the coming weeks [Sussex Stakes clash with Baaeed]. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed and team Godolphin have never shied away from a challenge, and it will be a good healthy conversation and something that is strongly looked upon.
"It is always a fantastic race, isn't it? The Sussex Stakes – the older horses and the three-year-olds taking each other on, and we were confident [beforehand] that we'd hopefully be doing that on the back of today. I think that is still very much in conversation.
"As always we'll let the dust settle, and the discussions with His Highness and the team and we'll firm those plans up. On the evidence of what I have seen today, Coroebus deserves to be there for sure.
"Baaeed was very impressive winner, taking nothing away from him, but this was just our horse's fifth start of his career, and I thought it was a gutsy performance in a race that probably wasn't run particularly to suit us.
“I said to William to jump and sit fourth or fifth. We didn't want to lose that position as we knew the speed was on the outside. Therefore, he was always just having to keep the revs under him and in doing so the horse got keener and keener and, in hindsight, I don't think we would have played it any differently, I just think it paid in the last 100 yards.
"It is going to be a big learning curve for him today and I was delighted with how he took it in the preliminaries – he has never been more than 20 minutes up the road out of Newmarket. Those challenges have been put upon him and he has ticked the boxes. These are big pluses!"

Trainers Quotes

Buick said: “You have to enjoy these good horses. I am very privileged to get on these good horses but, at the same time, it is a case of getting the job done.
“It was one of those races where it was tricky. I had a good draw, but a good draw can turn into a bad draw very quickly. Coroebus travels extremely strongly and you just want him to drop his head. 
“In the straight, I had to go for the rail and there was enough room. I could have come back a stride and gone around them, which I was prepared to do, but when Pat Dobbs [on Lusail] went on and didn't go to the fence, it was a very natural place for me to go. 

“Coroebus was brave, has a good turn of foot and a will to win. He has everything you could ask for in a racehorse. I knew I had won at the line. The St James's Palace is always confirmation of a top three-year-old miler. Of his generation, he and Native Trail are the best around."
Richard Hannon said of Lusail: “He’s run a super race. He has confirmed the run from the Guineas, which we thought was an extremely good run; he didn’t get it right in the gates and I think we proved it right here. 

“A lot of people thought we should be going to the Jersey Stakes, but he’s won Group Twos, and he’s run not necessarily the race of his life, but he’s put his name in place in a Group One, and one’s going to fall his way before the end of the year, I’m sure.”
Pat Dobbs added: “Lusail over-raced a little bit through the race; I wish he’d have relaxed better, as he would have saved a bit more energy for the end, but it was a massive run.”


St James's Palace Stakes (Group 1)
£500,000 guaranteed, 3yo only, 7f 213y, Class 1
11 ran
Going: Good to Firm, Good in places

1 (2)     Coroebus 3 9-2 Charlie Appleby William Buick 10/11F
2 (4)
hd Lusail 3 9-2 Richard Hannon Pat Dobbs 28/1
3 (7)
shd My Prospero 3 9-2 William Haggas Tom Marquand 4/1
4 (8)
nk Maljoom 3 9-2 William Haggas Cieren Fallon 8/1
5 (12)
hd Mighty Ulysses 3 9-2 John & Thady Gosden Frankie Dettori 11/2
6 (10)
1 Berkshire Shadow 3 9-2 Andrew Balding James Doyle 28/1
7 (5)
nk Bayside Boy 3 9-2 Roger Varian David Egan 33/1
8 (6)
1 New Energy 3 9-2 Ms Sheila Lavery Robbie Colgan 28/1
9 (11)
Angel Bleu 3 9-2 Ralph Beckett Rob Hornby 50/1
10 (3)
5 Wexford Native 3 9-2 J S Bolger Kevin Manning 33/1
11 (1) Aikhal 3 9-2 A P O'Brien Ryan Moore 50/1
NR (13) 1 Checkandchallenge 3 9-2 William Knight NON RUNNER
NR (9) Light Infantry 3 9-2 David Simcock NON RUNNER


Past Results

2021-WINNER-POETIC FLARE J S Bolger Kevin Manning Mrs J S Bolger 3 9-00 7/2F

2020-WINNER-PALACE PIER John Gosden Frankie Dettori Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum 3-9-00 4/1

2019-WINNER-CIRCUS MAXIMUS Aidan O’Brien IRE Ryan Moore Flaxman Stables, Sue Magnier, M Tabor & D Smith 3-9-00 10/1

2018-WINNER-WITHOUT PAROLE John Gosden Frankie Dettori John & Tanya Gunther 3-9-00 9/4F

2017-WINNER-BARNEY ROY 3-9-00 Owner-Godolphin; Trainer-Richard Hannon; Jockey-James Doyle; SP-5/2
2ND-Lancaster Bomber 3-9-00 Owner-Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier; Trainer-Aidan O’Brien IRE; Jockey-Donnacha
O’Brien; SP-12/1

3RD-Thunder Snow 3-9-00 Owner-Godolphin; Trainer-Saeed bin Suroor; Jockey-Christophe Soumillon; SP-6/1

8 ran; Time-1m 37.22s; Dist-1, hd 1/2 Fav Churchill (4th)

2016-WINNER-GALILEO GOLD 3-9-00 Owner-Al Shaqab Racing; Trainer-Hugo Palmer; Jockey-Frankie Dettori- SP-6/1

2ND-The Gurkha 3-9-00 Owner-Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor; Trainer-Aidan O’Brien IRE; Jockey-Ryan Moore; SP-4/5 Fav
3RD-Awtaad 3-9-00 Owner-Hamdan Al Maktoum; Trainer-Kevin Prendergast IRE; Jockey-Chris Hayes; SP-5/2
7 ran; Time-1m 44.01s; Dist-11⁄4, 1⁄2

2015-WINNER-GLENEAGLES 3-9-00 Owner-Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier; Trainer-Aidan O’Brien IRE; Jockey- Ryan Moore; SP-8/1
5 Fav
2ND-Lathanarch 3-9-00 Owner-Godolphin; Trainer-Charlie Appleby; Jockey-William Buick; SP-25/1

3RD-Consort 3-9-00 Owner-Highclere Th’bred Racing (Hardwicke); Trainer-Sir Michael Stoute; Jockey-Frankie Dettori; SP-6/1

5 ran; Time-1m 38.86s; Dist-21⁄2, 1⁄2

2014-WINNER-KINGMAN 3-9-00 Owner-Khalid Abdullah; Trainer-John Gosden; Jockey-James Doyle; SP-8/1
1 Fav
2ND-Night Of Thunder 3-9-00 Owner-Saeed Manana; Trainer-Richard Hannon snr; Jockey-Richard Hughes; SP-3/1

3RD-Outstrip 3-9-00 Owner-Godolphin; Trainer-Charlie Appleby; Jockey-William Buick; SP-33/1

7 ran; Time-1m 39.06s; Dist-2¼, 1

2013-WINNER-DAWN APPROACH 3-9-00 Owner-Godolphin; Trainer-Jim Bolger IRE; Jockey-Kevin Manning; SP-5/4 Fav
2ND-Toronado 3-9-00 Owner-Sheikh Joann bin Hamad Al Thani; Trainer-Richard Hannon; Jockey-Richard Hughes; SP-5/1

3RD-Mars 3-9-00 Owner-Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier; Trainer-Aidan O’Brien IRE; Jockey-Ryan Moore; SP- 10/1

9 ran; Time-1m 39.23s; Dist-sh, 2¾

2012-WINNER-MOST IMPROVED 3-9-00 Owner-Iraj Parvizi; Trainer-Brian Meehan; Jockey-Kieren Fallon; SP-9/1

2RD-Hermival 3-9-00 Owner-H H Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Thani; Trainer-Mikel Delzangles FR; Jockey-Gregory Benoist;

3RD-Gregorian 3-9-00 Owner-H R H Princess Haya of Jordan; Trainer-John Gosden; Jockey-Ryan Moore; SP-14/1

16 ran; Time-1m 40.14s; Dist-¾, hd 11/4 Fav Power (12th)

2011-WINNER-FRANKEL 3-9-00 Owner-Khalid Abdullah; Trainer-Henry Cecil; Jockey-Tom Queally; SP-30/1
00 Fav
2ND-Zoffany 3-9-00 Owner-Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier; Trainer-Aidan O’Brien IRE; Jockey-Ryan Moore; SP-

3RD-Excelebration 3-9-00 Owner-Giuliano Manfredini; Trainer-Marco Botti; Jockey-Adam Kirby; SP-10/1

9 ran; Time-1m 39.24s; Dist-¾, 1½

2010-WINNER-CANFORD CLIFFS 3-9-00 Owner-Heffer Syndicate, Susan Roy & Mrs Instance; Trainer-Richard Hannon;
Jockey-Richard Hughes; SP-11/4 Jt Fav
2ND-Dick Turpin 3-9-00 Owner-John Manley; Trainer-Richard Hannon; Jockey-Ryan Moore; SP-5/1

3RD-Hearts Of Fire 3-9-00 Owner-Pat Eddery Racing (Detroit); Trainer-Pat Eddery; Jockey-Jimmy Fortune; SP-33/1

9 ran; Time-1m 39.55s; Dist-1, ¾ 11/4 Jt Fav Makfi (7th)

2009- WINNER-MASTERCRAFTSMAN 3-9-00 Owner-Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor; Trainer-Aidan O’Brien
IRE; Jockey-Johnny Murtagh; SP-5/6 Fav
2ND-Delegator 3-9-00 Owner-Poilin Good; Trainer-Brian Meehan; Jockey-Jimmy Fortune; SP-4/1

3RD-Lord Shanakill 3-9-00 Owner: Mogeely Stud & Mark Gittins; Trainer: Karl Burke; Jockey-Jim Crowley; SP-20/1

10 ran; Time: 1m 39.21s; Dist-nk, 1½

2008-WINNER-HENRYTHENAVIGATOR 3-9-00 Owner-Sue Magnier; Trainer-Aidan O’Brien IRE; Jockey-Johnny Murtagh;
SP-4/7 Fav
2ND-Raven’s Pass 3-9-00 Owner-Stonerside Stable LLC; Trainer-John Gosden; Jockey-Jimmy Fortune; SP-7/1

3RD-Twice Over 3-9-00 Owner-Khalid Abdullah; Trainer-Henry Cecil; Jockey-Ted Durcan; SP-8/1

8 ran, Time-1m 38.7s, Dist-¾, 2½

2007-WINNER-EXCELLENT ART 3-9-00 Owner-Sue Magnier; Trainer-Aidan O’Brien IRE; Jockey-Jamie Spencer; SP-8/1

2ND-Duke Of Marmalade 3-9-00 Owner-Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor; Trainer-Aidan O’Brien IRE; Jockey-Michael Kinane;

3RD-Astronomer Royal 3-9-00 Owner-Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor; Trainer-Aidan O’Brien IRE; Jockey-
Colm O’Donoghue; SP-14/1

8 ran, Time-1m 39.33s, Dist-nk, 1¼ Evens Fav Cockney Rebel (5th)

2006-WINNER-ARAAFA 3-9-00 Owner-Saleh Al Homaizi & Imad Al Sagar; Trainer-Jeremy Noseda; Jockey-Alan Munro;
2ND-Stormy River 3-9-00 Owner-Ecurie Mister Ess AS; Trainer-Nicolas Clement FR; Jockey-Olivier Peslier; SP-7/2
3RD-Ivan Denisovich 3-9-00 Owner-Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor, Mr & Mrs Irving Cowan; Trainer-Aidan O’Brien IRE;
Jockey-Kieren Fallon; SP-13/2
11 ran, Time-1m 39.59s, Dist-2, 1¾

2005-WINNER-SHAMARDAL 3-9-00 Owner-Godolphin; Trainer-Saeed bin Suroor; Jockey-Kerrin McEvoy; SP-7/4 Fav
2ND-Ad Valorem 3-9-00 Owner-Sue Magnier; Trainer-Aidan O’Brien IRE; Jockey-Michael Kinane; SP-8/1

3RD-Oratorio 3-9-00 Owner-Sue Magnier & Michael Tabor; Trainer-Aidan O’Brien IRE; Jockey-Kieren Fallon; SP-6/1

8 ran, Time-1m 37.18s Dist-3, 1¾ (run at York)

2004-WINNER-AZAMOUR 3-9-00 Owner-H H Aga Khan; Trainer-John Oxx IRE; Jockey-Michael Kinane; SP-9/2
2ND-Diamond Green 3-9-00 Owner-Lagardere Family; Trainer-Andre Fabre FR; Jockey-Gary Stevens; SP-10/1

3RD-Antonius Pius 3-9-00 Owner-Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier; Trainer-Aidan O’Brien IRE; Jockey-Jamie Spencer; SP-7/1

11 ran, Time-1m 39.02s Dist-nk, ¾ 6/4 Fav Haafhd (4th)

2003-WINNER-ZAFEEN 3-9-00 Owner-Jaber Abdullah; Trainer-Mick Channon; Jockey-Darryll Holland; SP-8/1

2ND-Kalaman 3-9-00 Owner H H Aga Khan; Trainer-Sir Michael Stoute; Jockey-Johnny Murtagh; SP-5/2 Fav
3RD-Martillo 3-9-00 Owner-Gestut Hony-Hof; Trainer-Ralf Suerland GER; Jockey-William Mongil; SP-12/1

11 ran, Time-1m 39.91s Dist-1, 3